FTC Charges Debt Collection Scheme
The FTC filed a lawsuit in against a business that uses the name “Lombardo, Daniels & Moss” with creating a phantom debt collection scheme. The FTC alleges that defendants called consumers to pressure them to pay debts by threatening to sue people, garnish their wages, freeze their bank accounts, or even have them arrested that either the consumer didn’t owe or that the defendants had no right to collect. With the use of its names, defendants allegedly gave people the false impression that the debts had been referred to a law firm or attorney for collection. Debt collectors are subject to many regulations including the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act that prevents them from doing certain things to pressure people. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents individuals who have been defrauded. Click here to read more about the FTC's lawsuit.